BARNSLEY councillors will be asked to approve the further spending of £100,000 to replace bins across the town at a meeting next week.

In 2021 funding was granted for the bin replacement programme for 2021-2024 with the council approving capital funding of £300,000.

Inflation has now meant that the initial funding does not cover the total costs, prompting the council to ask to approve a further £100,000.

A report states: “In the financial year 2022/23, inflationary pressures led to a 26 per cent increase in contract costs since the initial figures were agreed.

“The price of the most common item, a black residual 240-litre bin has increased from £15.50 to £19.10 over the period of this funding.

“Due to these increased pressures, it is estimated that an additional £108,000 will be required for year three to ensure bin stocks remain at the levels required to deliver domestic and commercial waste collections.”

The planned funding will be discussed by Barnsley Council’s ruling cabinet members at a meeting on Wednesday.